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Three killed in Dakota County crash Monday afternoon

The Dakota County Sheriff's Office is investigating a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in Vermillion Township. Three people were killed.

The crash occurred at about 12:20 p.m. when an SUV with three occupants was traveling southwest on County Road 47 approaching Goodwin Avenue. It was followed by a semi-tractor trailer. According to a witness, the SUV appeared to slow down and make a wide turn, when it was struck broadside by the trailer.

The SUV rolled off the roadway and into the ditch. One occupant was ejected from the vehicle. All three occupants of the SUV were killed.

Names of the victims have not released pending notification of relatives.